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Without further ado, let’s continue on with the 17th Stage (the first of 5th Round of competition! There are only 4 blogs/articles left in the Tour!) of the 2012 My Personal Finance Journey Tour de Personal Finance (to follow all of the action, click on the Tour de Personal Finance category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject).
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ON PRIZES FOR THE COMPETITION
- Prize to Yellow Jersey Winner – $75.00
- Amount that will be given to a charity chosen by the Yellow Jersey Winner – $123.05
- Prize to 2nd place podium finisher – $50.00
To view the most up-to-date brackets of the competition, click the following link – 2012 Tour de PF Bracket.
Also, if applicable, I will give a brief description of the stage of the Tour de France that took place the same day as (or that has happened since the previous Stage of) the competition.
HOW TO VOTE
You can vote for the one article (one from the one intermediate sprint in the case of today’s Stage) you’d like to see proceed in the Tour by commenting in the comments section below and telling which are your favorites.
I’ve listed a keyword after each post title to make it easy to vote (as a made-up example, you can just comment: Sprint 1: Mutual, etc.) Be sure to comment which one you like the best out of each set of two! Criteria for the best article is completely up to you, but you can use these factors as a guide: 1) post of your favorite blogger, 2) most interesting post, 3) most thought-provoking post, 4) most unique post, or 5) most actionable post.
Here are today’s competitions:
Voting will continue until July 21th for this Stage!
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 1
Pay Off Mortgage Early or Invest– The Complete Guide (Mortgage): Should I pay off my mortgage early or invest? Forget the dangerous half-truths and over-simplified conventional wisdom about getting out of debt. Instead, learn the many dimensions to paying off your mortgage early in this complete guide so you can make a smart financial decision that perfectly fits your personal situation.
- Should You Charge Your Boomerang Kids Rent? (Boomerang): It’s no longer a given that kids will move out on their own when college ends. In fact, there’s a term for this group – Boomerang Kids. Should you charge rent to these boomerang kids?
TOUR DE FRANCE DAILY RECAP
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